Designer Nancy Blandford calls this kitchen "party central." Designed around two support columns, the massive U-shaped island can be approached from six sides. One side is for seating, another acts as the bar and the other four sides are for meal prep and serving.
Modern, white furniture paired with warm wood molding creates a dynamic juxtaposition in this uptown living room. The open plan room retained many original design elements and boasts amazing views of Central Park.
Looking into the kitchen, it's easy to see the design's careful balance with a copper range hood flanked by two symmetrical windows at one end, a central island and rows of reclaimed beams and lighting.
Architects reorganized the layout of the home around a center axis design. The main entrance was moved to the middle of the house and a porch was extended, making a central passageway through the main floor.
Using vintage pieces, designer Tricia Huntley created a cozy seating area off the master bedroom. A custom chandelier, two-piece curved sofa, folding mirror screen and writing desk niche finish the inviting central second floor space. Photography by Robert Radifera/DC Design House
The interesting design of this chef-quality kitchen features a central island and a large, open doorway that connects to the living room. At the far end of the room, the wall bows out to make a cozy breakfast area.
The stairwell and skylight occupy the center volume of the house, allowing natural light to filter throughout the interior.
The design of the central stairwell as an atrium allows natural sunlight to penetrate through the interior of the entire home.
A Byzantine-style alcove, the conversation room is crowned with an 18-foot-high central dome that is decorated with a floral hand-painted gold and blue design in 24k gold-leaf modeled after the church of St. John Lateran in Rome.
The stair design in the Capitol Hill Residence reinforces the concept of the central light core and makes for a dynamic entry and circulation space. Its apparent simplicity of form and material enhances the overall light and airy quality of the interior spaces.
Contractor Chip Wade of Elbow Room designs an open floor plan master suite. Hotel-style mirror panels act as a central divider between the bedroom, vanity area and large walk-through closet. The entire space evokes a resort-like feel at home.
Balanced shade, dappled sunlight, and tree canopy views are the basis of the Tree House design. The entry is on center with the lot’s primary Live Oak tree, and each interior space has a unique relationship to this central element.